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Wilnecote, previously called Willowencote (and known locally as 'Win-cut'), is an old coal mining, lime-burning and brick-making area centred on an ancient village on Watling Street. It has several public houses including "The Red Lion", "The Globe Inn", "The Centurion" (on the nearby Centurion Park industrial estate) and "The Queen's Head". A fifth, called the Sandyback Pub, closed in January 2009 and has since been reopened.
The Holy Trinity Church, rebuilt in 1821, overlooks the village and is built on the Roman road 'Watling Street'. The church design is unusual, as the entrance is halfway down the side of the building, as opposed to the end of the church. This was a consequence of the unusual expansion of the church as the village flourished.
Famous people to live in Wilnecote include the anthropologist Iain Plimmer, renowned for his theory commonly known as the Plimmer theory.
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